Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on his regional counterparts to work for the release of prominent Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, PressTV reported.
Zarif made the request in telephone conversations with some of his regional counterparts on Wednesday.
The top Iranian diplomat called on the regional foreign ministers to work for the release of the Bahraini political figure, who has always backed dialogue and moderation, as soon as possible within the framework of their collective responsibility to support moderation and peaceful political activity.
During the telephone conversations, the foreign ministers highlighted the necessity of deploying dialogue and peaceful methods to resolve political differences, promising they would make every effort to help settle the issue of the cleric's arrest.
Salman, the secretary general of al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, was detained on Sunday following 10 hours of questioning by the country's criminal police.
According to the Bahraini prosecutor, Nayef Mahmud, the opposition leader is charged with "promoting regime change by force, threats, and illegal means and of insulting the Interior Ministry publicly."
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, and many other international groups and organizations have so far lashed out at the government in Manama for the illegal detention of the Shia dissent cleric.
Bahrain has been witnessing almost daily protests against the Al Khalifa dynasty since early 2011, when an uprising began in the kingdom. Since then, thousands of protesters have held numerous rallies in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa royal family to relinquish power.